Spotlight: Ofir Ben Shitrit an Israeli Singer

by Gideon

In 2013, at the age of 17, Ofir Ben Shitrit, an Orthodox Jewish Israeli singer, won a 2nd place on Israel’s version of “The Voice,” a television singing competition. Ofir Ben Shitrit was suspended from her religious girls’ school for participating in the competition. Unintentionally she became a symbol of a modern Jewish Orthodox feminist heroine for not being deterred from following her dreams. After the competition, Ofir continued perusing her singing career. She has an unmistakable voice and singing style that combines her religious lifestyle and her desire to sing in public, something that is forbidden for women in the ultra-orthodox world.